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Archived Post 07-10-2011 01:08 PM

Universal Bridgofficers slots on any ship (DEVS Please Read)
 
Hi Everyone

was just looking for a count of how many people would like this option to all Federation ships
all ships would have ..what they have now for assigning bridge officers...but have all the slots universal for every ship


what do you guys think

Archived Post 07-10-2011 01:46 PM

So, all Fed ships would be BoPs? An interesting idea, but it won't happen.

Archived Post 07-10-2011 02:09 PM

no thanks.

a universal slot here and there on a fed ship or two is ok, but the unis are a klingon thing

Archived Post 07-10-2011 03:35 PM

No thanks.. Fed ships are balanced as it is.. Would make them extremely overpowered.

Archived Post 07-10-2011 04:07 PM

The Bird of Prey sacrifices a lot for its universal slots. It has the weakest hull, the smallest crew, and apart from the carrier and science ships, it has fewer weapons and bridge officers overall than other ships at T5.

Archived Post 07-11-2011 05:29 AM

This would be a balance nightmare. I can not support full Universal slots for any ship but the BoP. Perhaps the ensign slot could be universal for some, but anything more than that creates a lot of potential problems.

Archived Post 07-11-2011 05:48 AM

What I could see being done in the future: Give every ship - for every faction - one single Universal BO slot. Probably. the Lt.Cmdr slot. Then we would have fixed the balance issues that exist with the MVAM AE, Excelsior and Raptorr. We might get a few new ones, of course (for example, is the BoP still worth it? And what will be the "default" uber-BO combos?).

But all Universal slots. I think they are wrong. Including for the Bird of Prey actually.

2 Aspects majorly define a ships combat role in this game:
  • Bridge Officers
  • Turn Rate

A Cruiser without a Cmdr Engineer slot will not feel like a Cruiser at all. He won't be tough and resistant.
An Escort without an Escort turn rate cannot fulfill its role either.

The sad fact is that hit points and shields tend to be one of the weaker factors. They are not irrelevant (A BoP with a Cruiser BO layout will not work as well as a Cruiser, especially not be as tough. This weaknes is the reason why we won't usually find "healer" or "tank" BoPs - it's just more effective to take something else for that, and the BoP really shines as an Escort/Science hybrid build for spike damage), but the BO seatings make out far more, and from the numerical stats, the turn rate is probably the most important differentiation point in ships now.

A Sovereign without a suite of Engineering BO powers will not feel like a Sovereign. It would basically be a glass cannon. That doesn't fit what we expect from a class that also contains an Enterprise among its members.

So, definitely no to All Universal Slots for any more ships.
A possible yes to a single universal slot replacing an existing fixed one across all ships (and possibly all tiers as well.)

Archived Post 07-11-2011 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zintul_D_ran
Hi Everyone

was just looking for a count of how many people would like this option to all Federation ships
all ships would have ..what they have now for assigning bridge officers...but have all the slots universal for every ship


what do you guys think

Maybe not all slots but one additional Lt. universal slot on all ships (FED and KDF) would be nice IMHO.:)


Live long and prosper.

Archived Post 07-11-2011 08:12 AM

You should only get a single Universal slot on a ship (except BoP) and that should be your first officer.

Archived Post 07-13-2011 03:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zintul_D_ran
Hi Everyone

was just looking for a count of how many people would like this option to all Federation ships
all ships would have ..what they have now for assigning bridge officers...but have all the slots universal for every ship


what do you guys think


Really any thread whose title include "DEVS READ" should be simply deletet. Especially if the add ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING NEW. I mean you can debate about the idea itsself (and I'm against it) but almost every day a new thread suggesting it pops up, and I'm prety sure the "Devs" did already read one or two of them!


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